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Hello again, it is not a very strong excuse to say that just because you had not provided them with a private email address, their obligations end there. There are other forms of communication available – they could have written to you for starters, they could have called you, not sure if you still had access to work emails but that could have been an option too.
They may have had a policy that said you should provide them with a private email address but they should prompt you for this and check you were aware of that rather than just assume you were not interested in updates simply because you had not provided them with such an email.
The employer’s failure to try and inform you of any potential vacancies could therefore amount to unfavourable treatment contrary to section 18 of the Equality Act 2010 and/or unlawful detriment contrary to section 47C of Employment Rights Act 1996. Also a helpful case would be that of Visa v Paul, where an employee was successful in her claim that the employer had breached the implied term of mutual trust and confidence and had discriminated against her on grounds of pregnancy/maternity because she was on maternity leave when it failed to inform her of a vacancy that she would have wished to apply for.
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